dehiscence

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de·his·cence

 (dĭ-hĭs′əns)
n.
1. Botany The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
2. Medicine A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.

de·his′cent adj.

de•his•cence

(dɪˈhɪs əns)

n.
the splitting open of a part along its seam or abutting edges, as a fruit, capsule, or wound.
[1820–30; < New Latin]
de•his′cent, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissuedehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
Translations

de·his·cence

n. dehiscencia, abertura espontánea de una herida.

dehiscence

n dehiscencia; wound — dehiscencia de herida